Update 11am 26/02/2018: This weather alert has been extended to the south, with "a spell of persistent and heavy snow expected to extend from the south late Thursday and Thursday night, with significant and disruptive accumulations."
MET Eireann has issued a weather alert from Tuesday until Saturday of this week. Exceptional cold weather is expected with air and ground temperatures expected to be five to 10 degrees below normal, with significant wind chill and penetrating severe frosts.
Snow showers, mainly affecting eastern areas on Tuesday, will progressively become more widespread and heavier through midweek, with significant and disruptive accumulations.
See www.winterready.ie for more information.